"C4 helped me stay strong during one of the most difficult periods of my life."

Graduate of Parenting Education Program

"Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all."

Former President Bill Clinton

"Inspite of my failures, I find that resilience is the key to succeeding"

-Melvaughn Thompson, Successful C4 Jobs Services Hire

I want to use my experience to help others who aren't as lucky as I was.

Judie I., C4 Consumer Advisory Board

"Art has enabled me to become an active participant in the richness of life."

-Elizabeth H., C4 Artist

" I want others with mental illness to be positive, to know that there is hope."

Corey Feulner, 22

News & Events

Share the Love

This Valentine's Day, share the love by donating to C4 in honor of someone special in your life. C4's innovative, compassionate, and comprehensive services reflect best practices in mental health care which help provide people with healing, knowledge, and skills necessary to improve their health and the quality of their lives.

Peirce School Students Raise Youth Mental Health Awareness & Funds for C4

Peirce Elementary School, located in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago’s North Side, has a remarkable student-led service learning after school club called Life Service Action.  Each year, the group selects a cause to learn about and support.

Remembering former C4 CFO Tory Ruder

Victoria (Tory) Ruder, age 58, passed away on April 28, 2018.  Tory was the long-time Chief Financial Officer of Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4).  Tory's impact on C4 went beyond her dedicated service as CFO during her time with the agency. She worked tirelessly toward seeking funds that provide opporutnities for many who would otherwise not have the help they need.

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Alexandra's Story

For Alexandra Cox*, having a job means more than money in the bank. When the 43-year-old was hired by a Levi's Store in March, it literally changed her whole life.


What to Expect When You Call Us

We want you to have a positive experience at C4.  The following information lets you know what you can expect from us and will help you get the most out of the services we provide. Of course, if you have questions along the way, please let us know - we're here to help.

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